InfoRep Hotline November 5, 2010
The following is an update on the dates associated with Phase Two of the recall originally announced in October.†This Phase will now consist of two groups.
The first group will be the next 100 most senior Flight Attendants on the furlough recall list.†These Flight Attendants will be offered recall with an effective date of January 31, 2011.
The remaining Flight Attendants will be recalled with an effective date of April 1, 2011.
Here are the preliminary details:
Recall effective January 31, 2011 -† Recall letters to the next 100 most senior Flight Attendants on the furlough recall list will be sent via two-day FedEx on November 16, 2010.†Flight Attendants will have until November 29, 2010 to return their acceptance notice to FedEx via a pre-paid two-day FedEx envelope.†Acceptance notices must be received by the Company no later than December 1, 2010.†It is anticipated that training will take place in January.† Flight Attendants will return to the line with an effective date of January 31, 2011.
Recall effective April 1, 2011 -† Recall letters to the remaining Flight Attendants from the recall initially announced in October will be sent on November 30, 2010.† Flight Attendants must return their acceptance notice to FedEx via the pre-paid two-day FedEx envelope by December 10, 2011.† Acceptance notices must be received by the Company no later than December 14, 2010. †It is anticipated that training will take place in March.† Flight Attendants will return to the line with an effective date of April 1, 2011.
We will continue to update the Recall page on the APFA.org website as additional information becomes available.
Legislative Affairs Update
Thanks to Julie Tandy with APFAís Government Affairs department for the following update.
No doubt the results from Tuesdayís election altered the political landscape.† Take a look at the pictures below for a snapshot of how things have changed:
Down ballot races for the state legislature and governor races were immensely important due to redistricting of the Congressional map that takes place every ten years in state legislatures.†
See this interesting article on the ìbackstoryî of the midterm elections, entitled ìThe Real Prize in Tuesdayís Electionî
What does this mean for us at APFA?†Certainly the focus of our legislative efforts during the 111thCongress has been our support for the FAA Reauthorization Bill.†Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar D-MN was not expected to continue his leadership position when the Republicans took control of the House.†In a stunning upset, Rep. Oberstar lost his reelection bid.†Sources believe that it is still possible for Congress to come back and pass this bill in the lame duck session while Oberstar is still Chairman.†Several key compromises need to take place but we believe that it is still possible.†
The PASS THE FAA BILL NOW campaign continues.†Members of Congress are expected to be traveling back to Washington next week.†Again, take the opportunity if you have elected officials on board your aircraft (House/Senate) to simply ask them to PASS THE BILL FAA BILL NOW.†Regardless of Democrat or Republican this bill has been extended sixteen times. Urge them to pass this important piece of aviation legislation that aims to make air travel, better, safer, and more efficient for all Americans.
In another stunning decision the Delta/Northwest union election results were tallied and now the second largest airline is a non union airline for 20,000 flight attendants.†Read AFA-CWAís press release. http://www.afanet.org/default.asp?id=1322
Tell Your Story:Donít forget to write the National Mediation Board.†APFA Communications has made it easier than ever through Capwiz on the APFA†Website.†You may email or send a hard copy via U.S. mail. Send a letter by simply clicking the key points or put your story in your own words. Please send Jeff Pharr, a copy at [email protected].†First names only will be used by APFA.
Harry Hoglander, Chairman
Elizabeth Dougherty, Member
Linda Puchala, Member
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
1301 K Street NW, Suite 250 East
Washington, DC 20005-7011